Bowling Green State University

Conference on Media, War and Conflict Resolution Schedule

9:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Tea
@ Union 315

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Preconference Workshop Panel on Conflict, Media, and Islam
Featured Speakers: Syed Hasan of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT), Lara Lengel, Catherine Cassara-Jemai, Stephen Croucher
@ Union 315

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Preconference Workshop - Breakout Sessions on Conflict, Media, and Islam
Featured Facilitators: Syed Hasan of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT), Lara Lengel (Union 306), Catherine Cassara-Jemai (Union 307), Stephen Croucher (Union 309)
@ Union 306, 307 and 309

12:40 – 1: 45 p.m.
Preconference Luncheon
- For Participants and Facilitators of Preconference Sessions
@ Union 207

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Nakamoto Preconference Session: Peace and Conflict Education
Peace Education Experts Roundtable Discussion featuring:

  • Marc Simo, Ian Young and Brett Holden on developing Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS) Minor at BGSU; Patty Kubow on International Outreach Education;
  • With special guest: Hiroko Nakamoto, distinguished BGSU alumnus, on Peace Education

@ Union 315

6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Welcome Dinner Banquet
Featured Speakers:

  • Terry Rentner, Director of School of Communication Studies (SCS)
  • Oliver Boyd Barrett, School of Communication Studies (SCS)
  • Marc Simon, Director of Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)
  • Akiko Jones, Director of Summer Program in Japan of Asian Studies; affiliated with Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)
  • Hiroko Nakamoto, Distinguished BGSU Alumnus; affiliated with Peace and Conflict Studies (PACS)
  • Simon Morgan-Russell, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences;
  • Shirley Baugher, Provost of Bowling Green State University.

@ Union 202A – Lenhart Grand Ballroom

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Florence and Jesse Currier Keynote Address
Featured Keynote Speaker: Richard Rhodes
Title of Keynote Address: “Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World.”
Rhodes is a Pulitzer Prize winning author of 22 books, including The Making of the Atomic Bomb, which won a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction, a National Book Award and a National Book Critics Circle Award; Dark Sun: The Making of the Hydrogen Bomb; Why They Kill and A Hole in the World. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT and a host-correspondent for documentaries on public television's Frontline and American Experience series. He is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University and has just published a third volume of nuclear history, Arsenals of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race (2007).

@ Union 206 Theater

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Conference Registration

Coffee and Tea
@ Union 228

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session 1A
The State of Media and Media Criticism Today
Featured Speakers:

  • Daya Thussu: He teaches at University of Westminster, and is co-editor of War and the Media, editor of Sage journal Global Media and Communication.
  • Andrew Hoskins: He teaches at University of Warwick, and is co-author of Televising War: From Vietnam to Iraq; and co-editor of Sage journal Media, War and Conflict.
  • Paul Boin: He teaches Communication Studies at the University of Windsor and is founder of Real News Network. He is author of the forthcoming book, Media for the Public Mind: Creating a Democratic and Informative News Media.

@ Multipurpose Rm. @ Union 228

Concurrent Session 1B
Peace Journalism, Peace Media
Panel Chair: Lara Lengel

  • Exploring two exclusive reportages of the Siege of Bethlehem: The nonviolent representation of subject and the public’s criticism concerning objectivity. Teresa Hernández:, Assistant Professor of Visual Journalism Kent State University Journalism and Mass Communication Kent, OH
  • The War & Peace Report: Democracy Now! and Peace Journalism. Kevin Howley: Associate Professor of Media Studies Department of Communication & Theater. DePauw University, Greencastle, IN
  • The Media Role in Conflict Resolution and Crisis Management: A Theoretical Perspective. Mahmoud Eid: Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
  • How Can Peace Journalism Make Progress? The Coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War inCanadian and Israeli Media. Dov Shinar: Professor, Coordinator Graduate Studies, School of Communication; Head, FAIR MEDIA: Center for the Study of Conflict, War, and Peace Coverage Netanya Academic College, Israel

@ Mylander Union 207

Concurrent Session 1C
In Defense of Empires

Panel Chair: Paul Alday

  • Corporate America Declares War? The Business Media’s Construction of U. S. War and Policy. Karen Rohrbauck Stout. Western Washington University. Department of Communication.
  • Neither inside nor outside: Discursive borders of Europe as re-articulated through Turkish Cypriot Identity. Susan Ross And Sevda Alankus.
  • Code Orange: How the Internet, cell phones and new technologies helped shape the Ukrainian Revolution of 2004. Matt J. Duffy. Public Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA.

@ McMaster Rm. - Union 316

10:45 a.m. - 12 noon
Concurrent Session 2A
Unity, Peace and Remembrance
TIKVAH Documentary Film Screening, Performance & Discussion
Raw-Truths In Performance Media

Moderator:  Sylvia Neil, Northwestern University, Religion, Law and Politics
Participants: Jose Cardenas, Philip Markowicz, Ian Young, Jo Jo Fruchtman-Markowicz, Ewart Skinner, Hindea Markowicz, Director of Ruth Fajerman Markowicz Holocaust Center of Toledo, Burton Beerman, Dave Moody

Featured Performers:
Red Clay Saxophone Quartet,
Greensboro, NC.
Celesta Haraszti and Anthony Elijah Gilmore, Budapest Hungary, NYC/Cleveland
Burton Beerman, composer, Atlanta, Ga

    • Instrumental Excerpts from 90’ Chamber Oratorio TIKVAH
    • Overture   for saxophone quartet
    • Movement VI for quartet and dance

TIKVAH Documentary Film Screening :
The artistic film documentary is an overview of Philip Markowicz's Torah and social commentary, guiding and provoking viewers to observe and question the world around them. The film documents an open forum with Morehouse College students, (Atlanta), Mr. Markowicz and highlights the deep connection between African American and Jewish experiences that have enabled Jews and African-Americans throughout history to transcend persecution and despair. The production elicits a strong response from the viewers to explore what our commonalities are and build upon that to create peace and tolerance.


  • Is There Hope for Humanity Without War and Conflict? Ways in Which We Can Explore Our Commonalities And Build Upon That To Create Peace And Tolerance; Redefining The World Without Hate; The Role of a 21st Century Modern Interpretation of The Torah As a Guide Toward World Peace;
  • Can There Be Unity Within Ethnic Diversity? Tragic Loss And The Impossible Odds For Hope; Forgiveness As It Relates To Conflict Resolution.
  • Making Art In The Face Of Death; Can Art Be a Powerful Vehicle Toward Peace?
  • How and Why Does The Creative Impulse Rise Up When Facing Extreme Social and Political Crises?

Multipurpose Mtg. Rm. - Union 228


Concurrent Session 2B
Advocacy and Propaganda

Panel Chair: Radhika Gajjala

  • Political Adversarismo and Media Performance. HELOISA DIAS BEZERRA Federal University of Goiás. College of Human Sciences and Philosophy
  • Advocacy Journalism: Fancy Words or Faulty Practice? The Case of Kenya’s Post Election Coverage. Nancy Booker & Wambui Wamunyu.
  • Five reasons why media are likely to promote wars and one good reason for hope. Vladimir Bratic. Assistant Professor, Communication Studies Hollins University P.O. Box 9514 Roanoke VA
  • Is The Message Getting Through? A Review of U.S. Strategic Communication Elements to Win ‘Muslim Hearts’. Md. Abu Naser. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Carbondale IL

@ Mylander Union 207

Concurrent Session 2C
Journalism and Spinning the Media

Panel Chair: Ellen Gorsevski

  • Manufacturing Wars? How the Independent framed the first US assault on Fallujah. Florian Zollmann. Brayford Quay, Newland, Lincoln UK
  • “Herero are no longer German subjects:” Constructing the First Genocide of the Twentieth Century. Melissa Tully. School of Journalism and Mass Communication. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Absolution at Abu Ghraib: Media, Militarization, and Masculinity in the Coverage of a Government Scandal. John Howard. East Carolina University. Greenville, NC
  • From Wacko to Corporate: Media Portrayals of 9/11 Conspiracy Theorists. Ellen Gorsevski, SCS, BGSU.

@ McMaster Rm. - Alumni Room Union 316

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Tikvah Performance Luncheon - For Conference Presenters and Registered Participants

Multicultural, Multi-Ethnic Musical Emersion
Artists on the FrontLines ~Triumph of the Human Spirit
Burton Beerman, composer, Atlanta, Ga.
Triumph of the Human Spirit - Artists on the Front Lines

Featured Performers:

  • Red Clay Saxophone Quartet from Greensboro, NC
  • Celesta Haraszti and Anthony Elijah Gilmore, Budapest Hungary, NYC/Cleveland

@ Lenhart Room - Union 202A

1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3A
Tikvah Panel and Presentation: The Politics of Genocide, “We Didn’t Believe It”, The Fires of Hatred
Raw-Truths in Performance Media

Panel chair: Sylvia Neil, Northwestern University, Religion, Law and Politics

Featured Speakers: Philip Markowicz, Beth Griech-Polelle, Burton Beerman, Gary Hess

  • “We Didn’t Believe It- The Newspapers Must Be Wrong, The Radio is Not Speaking the Truth": Auschwitz-Birkenau Survivor, Philip Markowicz Tells How It Did; The Psychology of Dehumanization and Survival;
  • Poland and Hitler: Is History Repeating Itself Over Again?
  • Laws Governing Ethics, Morals and Values in Society as It Relates to Conflict Resolution
  • Making Art in the Face of Death; Car Art be a powerful vehicle toward Peace?
  • Human Rights, Has that Gone by the Wayside?

Red Clay Saxophone Quartet, Greensboro, NC.
Celesta Haraszti and Anthony Elijah Gilmore, Budapest Hungary, NYC/Cleveland
Burton Beerman, composer, Atlanta, Ga.
      (Excerpts from TIKVAH   90’ Chamber Oratorio, based on the memoirs MyThree Lives of
       living Holocaust survivor and Torah scholar, Philip Markowicz)
                        Overture and film for saxophone quartet
                         Movement I Klezmer for solo soprano sax
                         Movement V for saxophone quartet
                         Movement VI for soprano saxophone, alto saxophone and dance

@ Multipurpose Meeting Room - Union 228

Concurrent Session 3B
Politics and Economics in Media Coverage of War

Panel Chair: Katherine Bradshaw

  • Mediating war: the Political economy of Afghanistan coverage by Sky News video. Anis Rahman. Department of Media and Communication. Goldsmiths College, University of London
  • Political Entrapment of Pakistani Government and Role of Media during the Resulting Conflicts. Arsalan Butt and Kendra Lawrence
  • The Media And Conflict Resolution In Africa: The Politics Of Ethnicity. Dorothy Asare-Kumah
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Reporting Conflict and Conflict Resolution: The Benton Harbor Riots of 2003. Johannes (Jannie) Botes. University of Baltimore.

@ Mylander Union 207

Concurrent Session 3C
Child Soldiers, Drugs, and Terror
Panel Chair: Tiffany Trimmer

  • Exploring a Theoretical Framework Toward Addressing Child Soldier Problems in Africa. Primus Igboaka. Graduate Student, School of Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University.
  • Humanism, humanitarianism, and human rights relative to media representations of child soldiers. Linda K. Fuller. Professor, Communications Department, Worcester State College, 499 Main Street, Wilbraham, MA
  • Publish or Perish: the Unabomber Manifesto and the Media. Robert Zach Thomas.
  • Media Wars In Perpetuity: Lessons Learned in the Wars on Terror and Drugs. Todd Schack. Department of Journalism Park School of Communications, Ithaca College.

@ McMaster Rm. - Alumni Room Union 316

Concurrent Session 3D
Languages of Sport and War
Panel Chair: Michael L. Butterworth

  • ESPN in the Desert: Sports Media and the Normalization of War. Michael L. Butterworth. School of Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University
  • Ceci N’est Pas Une Guerre: Similes, Metaphors, and Transcendence. Ted Remington. Assistant Professor of English & Director of Writing. University of Saint Francis. Fort Wayne, IN
  • Metaphor, Media, and the Marginalization of Women: Examining War as Sport. John Howard. Assistant Professor, School of Communication. East Carolina University Greenville, NC
  • The Vermin Have Struck Again: Animal Metaphors in the News. Erin Steuter. Professor, Sociology, Mount Allison University.

@ Union 315

3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 4A
Media, War, and the Middle East
Panel chair: Franklin Yartley

  • Covering the Hezbollah-Israel War of Summer 2006 Jad Melki College of Journalism University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • The Making of Monsters: Israeli Media Constructions of Women Terrorists. Dorit Naaman Department of Film and Media, Queen's University, ON, Canada
  • Who’s Afraid of the Contagion Effect?: Media Coverage of Terrorist Acts and the Implications for Conflict Resolution, Hillel Nossek, College of Management, Academic Studies – Israel
  • From Crisis to Consent: Anti-terrorism and U.S. Military Action in Iraq, Kelly H. Caringer, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

@ Multipurpose Mtg. Rm. @ Union 228

Concurrent Session 4B
Control, Journalism and the Embed

Panel Chair: Terry Rentner

  • The Embedded Correspondents: history and evolution. A Spanish view. Leire Moure Peñín and Diana Rivero Santamarina. Assistant Professor in International Relations. International Relations Department, University of the Basque Country
  • Legitimizing Protracted Conflicts: The US in Iraq and the Russian Federation in Chechnya. Laura Roselle. Professor, Political Science. Elon University.
  • Watchdog or Lapdog: Journalists Working Within UAE’s Press. David Burns. Associate Professor College of Communication and Media Sciences. Zayed University, Dubai, UAE
  • Nothing New Under the Sun: The Precedent for Embedding Established in the Falklands War. Jeremy Spahr. Program Coordinator Center for History Education. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

@ McMaster Rm. - Alumni Room Union 316

Concurrent Session 4C
Media, Politics and Policy

Panel Chair: Katherine Bradshaw

  • The Media And Conflict Resolution In Africa: The Politics Of Ethnicity. Dorothy Asare-Kumah
  • Media, War & Conflict & Conflict-Resolution In Sub-Saharan Africa. Jerry Komia Domatob. Alcorn State University.
  • Rwanda and the Responsibility to Report: A New Journalistic Paradigm. Allan Thompson. Associate Professor, Carleton University.
  • How the BBC Uses Quotation Marks in its News Coverage of the Iranian Nuclear Programme: Theoretical and Practical Implications. Hossein Derakhshan. University of London.

@ Union 207

Concurrent Session 4D
Continuing Dialogues on Peace Education

Panel Chair: Lara Lengel

  • Peace, Parenting, and Pedagogy in International Contexts. Lara Lengel, Bowling Green State University
  • The Impact of a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Peace Education Curriculum. Cindy Brechmacher, Montessori School of Bowling Green.
  • Peace Education at the Upper Elementary Level. John Calvin Rawlins. Bowling Green State University
  • Reflections of a Nine-year-old During the Fall of Communism in Romania. Anca Birzescu, Bowling Green State University
  • Caring for Children in London During the 7/7 and 7/22 Bombings: Implications for First Hand Peace Education. Jennifer Minda, Xavier University

@ Union 315

6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Dinner Banquet
For Presenters and Registered Conference Participants
Featured Adult Keynote Speaker: Robert Parry
Title of Keynote Address: “The Fall of the Washington Press Corps: From the Pentagon Papers to Iraq Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).”
Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press (AP) and Newsweek. His books include: Secrecy and Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq; he is also founder of

With an Introduction by: Terry Rentner, Director, School of Communication Studies, BGSU
@ Lenhart Room - Union 202A

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Featured Ault Keynote Speaker: Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges is a journalist and author; he is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and was a Council of the Humanities and the Anschutz Distinguished Fellow at Princeton University; his recent books include: War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning (2002), What Every Person Should Know About War (2003), and American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America (2007).

With an Introduction by: Jim Foust, Chair, Department of Journalism, BGSU
@ Theatre - Union 206

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Registration for Conference

Coffee and Tea
Registration @ Union 228

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session 1A
Media Coverage and Conflict
Panel Chair: Anis Rahman

  • Japanese and U.S. Media Coverage of The Iraq War: A Comparative Analysis of Media’s Impact On Public Opinion. Kazuhiro (Kaz) Maeshima. Associate Professor, Bunkyo University (Japan)
  • Media Security: Approach to the Media's Security Function in China. He Zhenbiao. Vice Professor of Communication, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Institute of Communication, Zhejiang University, China.
  • Television Drama shaping the American collective memory of contemporary and past wars. Anne MacLennan. York University.
  • Life and Death in Three Americans: The Story Behind a World War II Icon. John Harris. Department of Journalism Western Washington University.

@ Alumni Room Union 316

Concurrent Session 1B
Media Coverage and Controversy

Panel Chair: Sung-Yeon Park

  • Broadcasting the Hutu word for Cockroach. George Sydney Abugri. Ghana, West Africa.
  • Education and Covering Trauma, Conflict and Terrorism. Jad Melki and Paul Mihailidis, University of Maryland, College Park.
  • Danish Cartoons Controversy: Media and Framing Theory. Hala Ibrahim and Roshan Noorzai.

@ Union 315

Concurrent Session 1C
Media Coverage in Peace and Conflict

Panel Chair: Jenny Armentrout

  • The Role of Media as a Mediator for Peace, Mohammed Darabie, BGSU.
  • Media Coverage of the Balkans Conflict, Christian Vukasovich, BGSU.

@ Union 309

Concurrent Session 1D
Globalization and War Correspondents
Panel Chair: Terry Rentner

  • Dateline Afghanistan: Conducting Media Training Workshops for Local Journalists in a War Zone, David Burns, Zayed University – Dubai.
  • War, Journalism and Youtube: Moving beyond how to cover war to teaching students how to think about war coverage. Jennifer Fleming. California State University, Long Beach.
  • Globalization and the role of the media in conflict resolution. Rukhsana Aslam. Head of Centre for Media and Communication Studies, International Islamic University, Women Campus, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Global Trauma and the Cinematic Network Society. Anil Narine. Simon Fraser University.

@ Union 318

10:45 a.m. - 12 noon
Concurrent Session 2A - Featured Panel
Peace Journalism, Peace Media Part II - Lamb Panel.
Panel Chair: Gi Woong Yun

Featured Speakers:

  • Richard Keeble: He teaches at the University of Lincoln and is co-editor of Communicating War: Memory, Media and Military.
  • Oliver Boyd-Barrett: He teaches at Bowling Green State University and has published widely on media issues.

@ Alumni Room Union 316

Concurrent Session 2B
Peace Journalism, Peace Media - Part II
Panel Chair: Sung-Yeon Park

  • Communication, Reconciliation and the Human Spirit: Utilizing Five Media Forms to Aid Conflict Resolution Projects. John L. Hochheimer. Professor and Chair Department of Radio-Television College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL.
  • In Search of a More Sympathetic World: Exploring the Potential of Entertainment Media for Peace. Sung-Yeon Park. Assistant Professor, School of Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • Painful Pictures: Photojournalism and Reconciliation in Peru. Robin Hoecker, M.A. University of Missouri
  • Outsourcing Peace Information in Crisis States: A Foucauldian Analysis of Radio Okapi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob. Institute of Communications Studies, Houldsworth Building. University of Leeds. Leeds.

@ Union 315

Concurrent Session 2C
Advocacy and Propaganda

Panel Chair: Dexin Tian

  • It’s in the Newspaper So It Must Be True. Peggy Hanna. Wittenberg University.
  • The USTR Special 301 Reports: An Analysis of the U.S. Hegemonic Pressure Upon the Organizational Change in China’s IPR Regime. Dexin Tia. Doctoral student, SCS, BGSU.

@ Union 309

Concurrent Session 2D
Journalism :Media and Conflict Transformation or Conflagration

Panel Chair: Brittany Rowe

  • Citizen journalism and emerging perspectives on conflict transformation. Bala Musa (Department of Communication. Azusa Pacific University) & Franklin Yartey (School of Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University).
  • The Media and War Propaganda: Has the Role of the Media Remained Unchanged? Dana Neacsu.

@ Union 318

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Mediterranean Lunch Buffet - For Conference Presenters and Registered Participants

@ Union 228 - Multipurpose Room

1:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3A
Media, War, and Religion

Panel Chair: Sandra Faulkner

  • Christianity as Rational for War?: An Interpretative Textual Analysis of President Bush’s Weekly Radio Addresses Leading up to the War in Iraq. Aaron V. Burton. Instructor, School of Communication Studies. Bowling Green State University.
  • The role of Media on Shaping Mental Models through PLSD Strategy: toward empowering Religious Groups with functional managment of conflicts. Mostafa Jafary. Azad University of Zanjan.
  • Clash of Civilizations or Clash of Newspaper Ideologies? An Analysis of the Ideological Split in British Newspaper Commentaries on the 2002 Miss World Riots in Nigeria. Farooq Kperogi. Dept. of Communications. Georgia State University.
  • Mohammad cartoon controversy: Listening to the public discourse surrounding publication and persecution. Matt J. Duffy. Public Communication, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA.

@ Alumni Room Union 316

Concurrent Session 3B
Hollywood Goes to War

Panel Chair: Stephen Ortiz

  • Savagery or Subjectivity: Race and Perspective in Hollywood Films about African Conflict. Brian Ekdale.
  • Buffoons and Servants: Reading African American Images in World War II Films. Kathleen German. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.
  • Hollywood and the CIA: Five Decades of Representation and Framing. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Jim Baumann and David Herrera. Bowling Green State University.
  • The Personal and the Political in Iraq War Documentaries. Heather McIntosh. The Pennsylvania State University. University Park PA.

@ Union 315

Concurrent Session 3C
Journalism II: Conflict Transformation - Research Perspectives on War and Conflict Journalism
Chair: Richard Vincent
This panel explores questions on the state of current research on war, conflict and peace. Panelists will address what the research community has revealed or has failed to reveal about our news coverage of war, conflict and peace. Panelists use their areas of expertise to consider broader questions of what we know, should know, or might know about news given potential changes in our research agenda. Research methodologies addressed by the panel include framing theory, semiology, socialization theory, cluster analysis, peace studies, cultural studies and political economy.

  • Framing War and Conflict: An Agenda for Research, Dennis K. Davis, Penn State University.
  • ICT for Development and ICT for War: Missing the Link in Mainstream News Media.Lisa M. McLaughlin, Associate Professor, Miami University of Ohio.
  • The Semiology of War. Elliot Gaines, Wright State University.
  • An African Practitioner’s Perspective of the Media's Role in War and Conflict. Kim Overdyck, Indianapolis Peace Institute.
  • News coverage of Iraqi War Protests in the United States and Great Britain, Richard C. Vincent, Indiana State University.

@ Union 309

Concurrent Session 3D
Media Politics

Panel Chair: Louisa Ha

  • The Role of Webcasting in Regional Politics and International Politics: The Case of Greater China. Louisa Ha. Bowling Green State University
  • Fear and Emotions in Headlines: Protagonists During Colombo-Venezuelan Crisis. Marta Milena Barrios, Mg. Universidad del Norte
  • How the rival opposition Iranian groups are forcing the Euro-American Persian media (VOA Persian, Radio Farda, BBC Persian, Radio Zamaneh, etc.) to depart from promises of impartiality and thereby lose their viewers in Iran who look for balanced reporting. Hossein Derakhshan. University of London.

@ Union 318

4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Day 3 - Associated Press (AP) Presentation: - From Vietnam to 9/11: The Associated Press and Its Coverage of War and Terrorism

Join AP veterans George Esper and Richard Pyle for a discussion about the unique role of the AP and wire services in covering conflicts around the globe. When other Western news organizations parachute in and out of covering war, the AP is often there long before the conflict starts and long after the conflict ends.

Featured Speakers:

  • George Esper, former AP special correspondent, has covered wars and conflicts ranging from Vietnam to the Gulf War, to Bosnia and Somalia; he now teaches at West Virginia University. He was named Saigon bureau chief in 1970 and directed and reported the demise of the South Vietnamese government during those chaotic last days.
  • Richard Pyle was named Saigon bureau chief in 1970, and later covered the 1973 Yom Kippur war, the Lebanon civil war in 1976 and Israel's invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Named AP Roving Correspondent for the Middle East, based in Cairo, in 1987, he went to Bahrain to cover the Iraq-Iran war in the Persian Gulf and the 1990-91 Gulf War. On 9/11/2001 he saw the World Trade Center attacks from his Brooklyn roof deck, and reported from the scene and New York streets.

With Introductions by:

  • Carol Cartwright, President, Bowling Green State University
  • Terry Rentner, Director, School of Communication Studies

Moderator: Victoria Ekstrand

@ Theatre - Union 206

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Closing Reception
- Wine & Cheese and a variety of seasonal refreshments
For Conference Presenters, Participants and Volunteers
@ Union 201 - Skybank Rm.